Manuscript/Mixed Material Letter from Henry W. Hilliard to Benjamin Harrison, March 5, 1889.

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Title
Letter from Henry W. Hilliard to Benjamin Harrison, March 5, 1889.
Contributor Names
Hilliard, Henry W. (Henry Washington), 1808-1892 (Author)
Created / Published
March 5, 1889
Subject Headings
-  Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
-  Letter
Genre
Letter.
Notes
-  Forms part of Benjamin Harrison papers, 1780-1948; for additional information, see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms009029
-  Henry Washington Hilliard (1808-1892) had a long and varied career as professor, minister, newspaper owner and editor, congressman from Alabama, and diplomat to Belgium and Brazil. Born and raised in the South, he supported and raised troops for the Confederacy yet, later in life, became a staunch abolitionist. In praising President Benjamin Harrison's inaugural address in this letter, Hilliard recalls being a young Whig politician who supported the President's grandfather, William Henry Harrison, saying: "Your words awaken the enthusiasm of my earlier years when led by your illustrious ancestor I took part in the struggle that won the first victory for the Whig party, and inspire the hope that we are about to enter upon a period that shall rival the prosperity and glory of the best days of the Republic."
-  Letter from Henry W. Hilliard to Benjamin Harrison, March 5, 1889.
-  Original document scanned in 1999-2000 for the former American Memory presentation “I Do Solemnly Swear”: Presidential Inaugurations (retired 2016).
Source Collection
Benjamin Harrison papers, 1780-1948
Repository
Manuscript Division
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Chicago citation style:

Hilliard, Henry W. Letter from Henry W. Hilliard to Benjamin Harrison, March 5, 1889. March 5, 1889. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/pin3004/. (Accessed October 17, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Hilliard, H. W. (1889) Letter from Henry W. Hilliard to Benjamin Harrison, March 5, 1889. March 5. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/pin3004/.

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Hilliard, Henry W. Letter from Henry W. Hilliard to Benjamin Harrison, March 5, 1889. March 5, 1889. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/pin3004/>.